Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wednesday Santa's Sweet Romance Reads Bash on Facebook! by Margaret Daley

I've finished my book deadline and I'm ready to party. I hope you are too. Come join us and celebrate with us at SANTA’S SWEET ROMANCE READS BASH on Facebook tomorrow Wednesday December 17th from noon to 8 p.m. ET. We’ll have prizes, games and good company.

Join in the fun here: Christmas Bash

This is the time of year to indulge in sweets. Like a vacation, calories don’t count during the holidays. I wish that were really true. Oh, well, we can always dream. I want to share a new recipe I came across from Braum, which is a chain of stores that specializes in ice cream and diary products in my area of the country.

Peppermint Cake with Marshmallow Cream Frosting
2 cups of melted peppermint ice cream
1 box of white cake mix
3 eggs
½ cup chocolate mint flavored baking chips
4 oz. softened cream cheese
1 7 oz. jar of marshmallow cream
1 stick of softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ¾ cups powdered sugar
small pieces of peppermint candies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray nonstick cooking spray in a Bundt pan. Combine the cake mix, eggs and melted ice cream in a large bowl and then beat those ingredients  together for 2 minutes with an electric mixer. Stir in the baking chips until they are all mixed in. Fill the Bundt pan with the batter and bake for 35-40 minutes. It should be golden and cooked thoroughly. When you remove the cake from the oven, turn the Bundt pan upside down onto a plate and leave the pan over the cake for at least 4 hours.

For the frosting, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth with an electric mixer. Add in the marshmallow cream and vanilla and mix together. Finally put in the powdered sugar slowly mixing in ½ cup at a time. Spread the frosting over the cake and decorate with bits of peppermint.

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Margaret Daley is a USA Today bestselling author with over 5 million books sold worldwide. She loves writing romances--contemporary and romantic suspense ones. Her latest books this month are The Yuletide Rescue and Deadly Holiday, both romantic suspense stories. Connect with her through her newsletter or on Facebook.


  1. Gah! Calories don't count! I'm off to buy some chocolate!

  2. That sounds like a scrumptious cake! And I'm a pie lover!


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